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Join us at Brooklyn Heights Library for a conversation between award winning authors James Hannaham and Jeremiah Moss, moderated by architectural historian and theorist Brendan Moran.

Two recent books, Jeremiah Moss’ Feral City and James Hannaham’s Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta, follow LGBTQIA+ narrators as they navigate the street life of New York City: Moss through a nonfiction examination of how the pandemic created new possibilities for alternative/queer communities in lower Manhattan, and Hannaham with a novel that follows a trans woman as she re-enters a shockingly gentrified Brooklyn after twenty-one years of imprisonment. Let’s examine how these new works each offer a fresh perspective on urbanity, identity, and the literary concept of the flâneur, as they play with and against one another.

James Hannaham is a writer, a visual artist, or both. His novel Delicious Foods (Little, Brown 2015) won the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and was a New York Times Notable Book. He has shown work at Open Source Gallery, The Center for Emerging Visual Artists, and won Best in Show at Main Street Arts’ 2020 exhibit Biblio Spectaculum. In 2021, he released Pilot Impostor, a multigenre book inspired by a Fernando Pessoa anthology, which Kirkus called “unclassifiable, dizzying, and gorgeous,” and in August of 2022 published a novel entitled Didn’t Nobody Give a Shit What Happened to Carlotta, deemed “captivating” by John Irving, writing in the New York Times. He teaches at the Pratt Institute.

Jeremiah Moss is the acclaimed author of Feral City and Vanishing New York. Winner of a Pushcart Prize, his writing has appeared in n+1, The New York Times, The New Yorker, and The Paris Review, among others. Moss is the pen name of Griffin Hansbury, who works as a psychoanalyst in Manhattan.

Brendan Moran is an architectural historian and theorist who teaches at Pratt Institute. His writing on design education has appeared in Art School: Proposals for the 21st CenturyArchitecture School: Three Centuries of Educating Architects in North America, and A Second Modernism: MIT, Architecture and the "Techno-Social Moment". He holds degrees from Yale University's School of Architecture and Harvard University's Graduate School of Design.


Books will be available for purchase from Books Are Magic. 

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